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Melchizedek Passages in the Bible

A Case Study for Inner-Biblical and Inter-Biblical Interpretation

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Melchizedek, Biblical Interpretation, Inner-Biblical Interpretation

Melchizedek is a mysterious figure to many people. Adopting discourse analysis and text-linguistic approaches, Chan attempts to tackle the Melchizedek texts in Genesis 14, Psalm 110, and Hebrews 5-7. This seminal study illustrates how the mysterious figure is understood and interpreted by later biblical writers, "... Using the “blessing” motif as a framework, Chan also argues that Numbers 22-24, 2 Samuel 7 and the Psalter: Books I-V (especially Psalms 1-2) provide a reading paradigm of interpreting Psalm 110. In addition, the structure of Hebrews provides a clue to how the author interprets the Old Testament texts.

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Alan Kamyau Chan, Logos Theological Seminary,Waukegan, IL, U.S.A.

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Target Group: Biblical scholars, Old Testament scholars on the Use of the Old Testament in the Old Testament